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The Ballet of His Baptism by Raymond A. Foss
The cousins together
standing in the river
both knowing their part
in the subtle ballet

Yet John unable
not wanting to step forward
to wash the unblemished lamb
in the brown, dirty water

Christ stepped in
coming before him
to fulfill all authority
to set a good example

The ballet of His baptism
His falling in the waters
rising to the coo of the dove
to go and save the world

January 4, 2011
Matthew 3:13-15
Upper Room Disciplines for 2011
for January 3 and 9, 2011
“Channels of Peace”
by Pat Luna
for January 4, 2011
read January 4, 2011

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